July usually marks the middle of summer and the prime time for a movie to really make some money. Perhaps it's the high temperatures forcing us into the cool movies or maybe it's the long weekend surrounding July 4th. Luckily July is packing plenty of good and not so good movies for us to go see. Up until now Iron Man 3 is still the biggest movie of the summer and it was one of the first releases. Can one of the movies on this list, please don't let it be Grown Ups 2, take over as the summer movie of 2013?
July Movie Preview
|1. The Lone Ranger|
July 3rd: I don't know if this is something to be excited about or embarrassed of. The Lone Ranger is an old hero who may be very past his prime no matter the effort to revive him. And Tonto as a white guy isn't exactly something to get excited over. It's all one big question mark still.
|2. Despicable Me 2|
July 3rd: The original was a surprise hit and now this new one has a chance to make an impact that only Pixar films seem really capable of. For sure it will be a hit for kids this summer but will it be worth the parent's time too?
|3. Grown Ups 2|
July 12th: Why? WHY?!
|4. Pacific Rim|
July 12th: Who isn't hyped up for this film? Del Toro making a monster versus robots movie may not have been on every movie fans wish list but after seeing the trailers for this film is shot to the top. Let's hope this film can live up to all our expectations and just be awesome.
July 17th: An upcoming Dreamworks film about snails who are also race cars? Something like that. This seems like an interesting film since they're also planning a show to follow this on Netflix. If it succeeds it would really further legitimize the power of Netflix. And if not it's just another lackluster Dreamworks movie.
|6. Red 2|
July 19th: The first Red made just about $200 million so no surprise to see a sequel. Based off of trailers this one seems to be more focused on a handful of characters but still lacks heart you would want from such a diverse cast.
July 19th: Based on a comic book Nick Walker, played by Ryan Reynolds, dies in the line of duty and is recruited to become a ghost cop. His partner is Jeff Bridges and it's up to them to stop the dead world from taking over the real one. The idea sounds good but the execution, based on trailers, seems to be lacking.
|8. The Wolverine|
July 26th: When end the month with what could be the biggest blockbuster of the summer or the biggest bummer. We've already been treated to one all Wolverine movie (2 if you consider X2 to essentially be a Wolverine movie) to lackluster results. Will moving him to Japan shake of the staleness that the character has been encrusted with? Or should they finally give up work on good X-Men films?